Higher-income earners can minimise the impact of the federal government's budget tax hikes and welfare cutbacks by deferring income, prepaying expenses and possibly splitting superannuation contributions with their spouse, according to tax experts.
Four weeks might not seem like a long time but what you do this month could have a significant impact on your upcoming tax bill or refund. Yes, June 30 is rolling around again and along with getting your shoebox out and paperwork organised, the coming weeks represent a last-chance opportunity to organise your affairs to save on tax.
AS soon as Wayne Swan finished delivering his budget speech on Tuesday, the nation's accountants and financial advisers had began thinking of ways to mitigate tax hikes and welfare cutbacks suffered by their clients. The government constantly tweaks the rules, but tax planners always adapt.
WHILE the May budget has cut back some of the tax benefits of using trusts, legislation introduced into federal parliament this week will provide much needed certainty for the 1.5 million Australians who are beneficiaries of these investment vehicles.
Like many landlords, Cleo Glyde always believed property investing was a reliable way to make money – it's stable, simple and it comes with hefty tax breaks. Now she's not so sure.
An essential money-saving resource for every Australian who pays tax – updated for the 2020-2021 tax year and including the latest COVID-19 pandemic government relief measures.

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  • "Assuming the app calculates the profit currently then you can use that figure in the Business Income item of your individual tax return - ideally the ATO would like a gross up of the turnover/sales..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Oct 17, 2020 2:10AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Good evening Mr Taxman, I just would like to ask about my forex currency trading(I use MT4 app) Each time I close a trade it shows me a loss or profit and it includes the costs. At the end of..."

    By: Aggi at Oct 06, 2020 11:19AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "I think the Tax Commissioner would unfortunately consider it to be a personal expense Anne - like the purchase of a house would be."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:35AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "You can claim the 68 cents per kilometre method but that effectively covers all running costs of your vehicle. If you wanted to claim a % of running costs you will need to keep a 12 week logbook. "

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:32AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "Its ok to choose from November 2019 for the start of your logbook Liezl. You can essentially chose any 12 week period during the year so long as its representative of your travel throughout the..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Sep 19, 2020 12:29AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses